Zhixian Ren, a Chinese-born artist, was a sculpture major at the Beijing Arts and Crafts Institute. Due to his use of vivid images and bold colors, he is known as the Chinese Van Gogh.
Twenty-one of Ren’s paintings are on display at the Wallingford Center (1815 45th St., Seattle) until April 25. The main intent of the exhibit is to display ancient Chinese opera characters in the form of Chinese painting. ♦